So much for the once touted health benefits of seafood and Omega-3. It's not just supplements, but eating fish itself. Looks like eating fish as often as only once a week is unhealthy. The low rate of cancer in Asian peoples was always credited to their high intake of Omega-3/seafood.
I don't see the evidence for any of this, nor have the scientists who performed the study made any such claims. The study found a correlation between Omega-3 levels in the blood and the incidence of prostate cancer. The study did not target people who eat fish or take Omega-3 supplements, and in fact men taking supplements would have far higher levels than those in the study - for all we know, men who have a genetic pre-disposition to develop prostate cancer also have some genetic pre-disposition to accumulate slightly higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in their blood from any foods in their diet.
The news media loves to draw sweeping, dramatic conclusions from scientific studies they don't understand - Exhibit A being global warming. I'll continue to have my smoked salmon for breakfast.
The study did not target people who eat fish or take Omega-3 supplements,
True. But they found the ones who had a great increase in prostate cancer risk, everything else being equal, had Omega-3 in their blood. And the main source of Omega-3 is fish.
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